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Starting in Grade 11, transfer your knowledge and skills from your SPARC focus into SPARC spotlight and work toward one of Marymount Academy's four curated SHSMs.

 

Graduate knowing who you are, where you're going, and how you'll get there.

What is a Specialist High Skills Major?

Specialist High Skills Majors are Ministry-approved specialized programs that allow students to focus and customize their learning to match their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

 

The exclusive red seal on the OSSD also enables students to earn credits that postsecondary educational institutions and industry employers recognize.​

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Shine a SPOTLIGHT on your future!

  • with a foundation of intrinsic motivation 

  • personal balance of your mental, social, emotional, and physical pillars

  • a window into your personal growth and development as a young adult

  • a focused educational capstone with demonstrated proficiency of the global competencies

Our Students Graduate with:

  • O.S.S.D. with a Red Seal (SHSM)

  • Growth Transcript of your proficiency and acquisition of the 6 Global Competencies

  • Curated Digital Portfolio of growth in academic learning, participation in the Pillars, and reflection on learning experiences

  • Personal Profile​

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Which spotlight is right for you?

Click on a SHSM to jump to that section, or scroll to learn about them all.​

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SHSM Checklist: Academic Learning

Choose 4 Major Courses

Grade 11

HSP 3U Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology

CGF 3M Physical Geography

HRT 3M World Religions*

CLU 3M Introduction to Canadian Law

TGJ 3M Communication Technology

*denotes religious education courses that are mandatory at Sudbury Catholic Schools

Grade 12

HSB 4U Challenge and Change in Society

CHY 4U World History Since 15th Century

HZT 4U Philosophy*

CLN 4U Canadian and International Law

TGJ 4M Communication Technology

HHS 4U Families in Canada

CGW 4U Canadian and World Issues

HHG 4M Issues in Human Growth and Development

PLF 4M Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership

Choose 1 Minor Course

Grade 11

SCH 3U Chemistry

SBI 3U Biology

BAF 3M Introduction to Financial Accounting

Grade 12

SCH 4U Chemistry

SBI 4U Biology

BAT 4M Financial Accounting Principles

SHSM Checklist: Experiental Learning

Co-operative Education Placements

  • 2 Coop Credits Required (one placement)

  • can be done one at a time or both at once 

  • real work experience

Certifications

4 Mandatory Certifications

  • CPR

  • First Aid

  • Ethics

  • WHMIS

If previously certified, please provide proof, or update your certification!

2 Elective Certifications

Examples: leadership skills, fundraising, portfolio development, project management, social media networking, etc.

Course Based Experiental Learning

3 Experiental Learning Opportunities

field trips to learn new skillls​

3 Reach Ahead Activities

field trips to extend learning and explore career paths

Any SPARC can lead to a Specialist High Skills Major in

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SHSM Checklist: Academic Learning

SHSM Checklist: Academic Learning

Choose 4 Major Courses

Grade 11

TDV 3M Interior Design

TDA 3M Architectural Design

TDJ 3M Technological Design

SPH 3U Physics

AVI 3M Visual Art

Grade 12

TDV 4M Interior Design

TDA 4M Architectural Design

TDJ 4M Technological Design

SPU 4U Physics

AVI 4M Visual Art

CGW 4U Canadian and World Issues

Choose 2 Math Courses

Grade 11

MCR 3U Introduction to Functions

MCF 3M Functions and Applications

Grade 12

MHF 4U Advanced Functions

MDM 4U Mathematics of Data Management

Choose 1 Minor Course

Grade 11

SCH 3U Chemistry

SBI 3U Biology

BAF 3M Introduction to Financial Accounting

Grade 12

SCH 4U Chemistry

SBI 4U Biology

BAT 4M Financial Accounting Principles

SHSM Checklist: Experiental Learning

Co-operative Education Placements

  • 2 Coop Credits Required (one placement)

  • can be done one at a time or both at once 

  • real work experience

Certifications

4 Mandatory Certifications

  • Health & Safety

  • First Aid/CPR

  • Working at Heights

  • Ethics

  • WHMIS

If previously certified, please provide proof, or update your certification!

2 Elective Certifications

Examples: leadership skills, project management, social media networking, CAD design/manufacturing, etc.

Course Based Experiental Learning

3 Experiental Learning Opportunities

field trips to learn new skillls​

3 Reach Ahead Activities

field trips to extend learning and explore career paths

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Grade 11

AVI 3M Visual Arts

TGP 3M Photography and Digital Imaging

TDJ 3M Technological Design

AMU 3M Music - Band

AMS 3M Music - Strings

ATC 3M Dance P.L.A.R.

ADD 3M Drama Production P.L.A.R.

ADA 3M Drama

HSP 3U Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology

HRT 3M World Religions**

Grade 12

AVI 4M Visual Arts

TGP 4M Photography and Digital Imaging

TDJ 4M Technological Design

AMU 4M Music - Band

AMS 4M Music - Strings
ATC 4M Dance P.L.A.R.

ADD 4M Drama Production P.L.A.R.

ADA 4M Drama
CGW 4U Canadian and World Issues

HZT 4U Philosophy**

*P.L.A.R. = Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition; earn this credit as a competitive dancer or for participating in any aspect of the annual school drama production

 

**denotes religious education courses that are mandatory at Sudbury Catholic Schools

2 English Courses

Grade 11

NBE 3U Contemporary Aboriginal Voices

Grade 12

ENG 4U or ENG 4C English

SHSM Checklist: Experiental Learning

Co-operative Education Placements

  • 2 Coop Credits Required (one placement)

  • can be done one at a time or both at once 

  • real work experience

Certifications

4 Mandatory Certifications

  • CPR

  • First Aid

  • WHMIS

 

If previously certified, please provide proof, or update your certification!

2 Elective Certifications

Examples: music and acting audition preparation, event coordination, project management, advanced training in a technique, technology, or art form, etc.

Course Based Experiental Learning

3 Experiental Learning Opportunities

field trips to learn new skillls​

3 Reach Ahead Activities

field trips to extend learning and explore career paths

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SHSM Checklist: Academic Learning

Choose 4 Major Courses